In the World of Social Media: Old News vs. New News April 30, 2012

With the constant change and growth of social media, come new methods in how people receive breaking news and information.  Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, today’s social media streams are beginning to serve as a direct news source.  Schools.com recently shared an infographic, ‘That’s Old News!’ that visually lays out the impact of social media, breaking news and how people are receiving it.  Nearly half of all Americans get some form of local news on a mobile device and 46 percent of people get their news online at least three times a week ― WHOA! That almost makes you wonder, who’s actually tuning in to the 5 o’clock news?

As a person always on the run, I receive traffic reports and updates via my local news station’s –  @WFAAChannel8 and @NBCDFW – Twitter feeds every morning.  From Whitney Houston to the NBA Playoffs, Twitter and Facebook continue to keep me updated, reporting news faster than my local TV broadcast or print news is able to.

Personally, I enjoy having the news right at my fingertips, but how do you prefer to receive your news?  Do Twitter and Facebook serve as your primary platforms in receiving the latest news? Comment below or tweet me at @btaylor_PR!

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